Meaning of chip

chip

Pronunciation: (chip), [key]
— n., v., chipped, chip•ping.
—n.
  1. a small, slender piece, as of wood, separated by chopping, cutting, or breaking.
  2. a very thin slice or small piece of food, candy, etc.: chocolate chips.
  3. a mark or flaw made by the breaking off or gouging out of a small piece: This glass has a chip.
  4. any of the small round disks, usually of plastic or ivory, used as tokens for money in certain gambling games, as roulette or poker; counter.
  5. Also calleda tiny slice of semiconducting material, generally in the shape of a square a few millimeters long, cut from a larger wafer of the material, on which a transistor or an entire integrated circuit is formed. Cf. microprocessor.
  6. a small cut or uncut piece of a diamond or crystal.
  7. anything trivial or worthless.
  8. something dried up or without flavor.
  9. a piece of dried dung: buffalo chips.
  10. wood, straw, etc., in thin strips for weaving into hats, baskets, etc.
  11. See
  12. a softly sliced return shot with heavy backspin.
  13. the strip of material removed by a recording stylus as it cuts the grooves in a record.
  14. French fries.
  15. a person who resembles one parent in appearance or behavior: His son is just a chip off the old block.
  16. a disposition to quarrel: You will never make friends if you go around with a chip on your shoulder.
  17. wealthy; rich: Don't look down on your old friends now that you're in the chips.
  18. in a discouraging or disadvantageous situation; in bad or pressing times: When the chips are down he proves to be a loyal friend.
—v.t.
  1. to hew or cut with an ax, chisel, etc.
  2. to cut, break off, or gouge out (bits or fragments): He chipped a few pieces of ice from the large cube.
  3. to disfigure by breaking off a fragment: to chip the edge of a saucer.
  4. to shape or produce by cutting or flaking away pieces: to chip a figure out of wood.
  5. to bet by means of chips, as in poker.
  6. to slice (a ball) on a return shot, causing it to have heavy backspin.
  7. to take (a narcotic drug) occasionally, esp. only in sufficient quantity to achieve a mild euphoria.
  8. to hit or kick (a ball) a short distance forward.
  9. to jeer or criticize severely; deride; taunt.
  10. to hoe; harrow.
—v.i.
  1. to break off in small pieces.
  2. to make a chip shot.
  3. We all chipped in with our suggestions for the reunion.
    1. to contribute money or assistance; participate.
    2. Games.to bet a chip or chips, as in poker.
    3. to interrupt a conversation to say something; butt in:We all chipped in with our suggestions for the reunion.

chip

Pronunciation: (chip), [key]
— v., n. chipped, chip•ping,
—v.i.
  1. to utter a short chirping or squeaking sound; cheep.
—n.
  1. a short chirping or squeaking cry.

chip

Pronunciation: (chip), [key]
— n. Wrestling.
  1. a tricky or special method by which an opponent can be thrown.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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